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Poetry @ ArtsFest V Continues!!!

In this new installment of Finding a Voice that aired Friday, August 16th, from 4-6pm EDT on CFRC 101.9fm You’ll hear in the first hour, from the Sunday, June 30th second afternoon session of the second day of a 3-day annual poetry festival, Poets @ Artfest V, you’ll hear readings by Colleen Lyons, Nathalie Sorensen, and Tara Kainer.In the second hour, and moving into the third session on the second day of that festival, you’ll hear readings by Krista Asselstine, Dale Tracy, Allison Casteels, and Michael e. Casteels.

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Readings from the 2nd day of a recent 3-day Poetry Festival, Poets @ Artfest V

Broadcasted on Friday, August 9th, from 4-6pm EDT on CFRC 101.9fm‘s ‘finding a voice’, in this episode you’ll hear great works from the June 29th fifth and final session of the first day of a 3-day annual poetry festival, Poets @ Artfest V, you’ll hear a reading by Honey Novick. Moving into the second day of the festival you’ll hear a book launch reading by Bruce Kauffman that morning, and then a reading by Elizabeth Greene in the first full round that afternoon.In the second hour, from again the June 30th first full afternoon session of that festival, you’ll hear readings by Carole TenBrink, and Susan Gillis. Following them, from the second session, you’ll then hear a reading by John Steffler.

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Readings from a Recent Open Mic in Kingston!

This episode originally broadcasted on Friday, August 2nd, from 4-6pm EDT on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour of this episode, from the July 2nd reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly open mic, in the first round you’ll hear readings by Ron Chase, Gary Rasberry, Jennie Marshall, Kinman Young Tai, Sarah Emtage, Anne Graham, Devin GA, Bob Mackenzie, Karen Rudie, Meg Freer, Matt Drabenstott, Sasha Hill, Alyssa Cooper, Scarlete Flores-Singh, and Quentin Kerr. In the second hour, from the same open mic reading, you’ll hear readings by Eric Folsom, Adrienne, Judith Popiel, with 2nd round readings by Gary Rasberry, Kinman Young Tai, Sarah Emtage, Anne Graham, Devin GA, Bob Mackenzie, Meg Freer, Matt Drabenstott, Alyssa Cooper, Quentin Kerr, Eric Folsom, Judith Popiel, and myself. 

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Poets @ ArtFest V

This episode aired Friday, July 26th, from 4-6pm EDT on CFRC 101.9fm‘s ‘finding a voice’ –In the first hour, from the June 29th fourth session of the first day of a 3-day annual poetry festival, Poets @ Artfest V, you’ll hear readings by Kathy Figueroa, Bob MacKenzie, and Meg Freer.In the second hour, from again that fourth and then the fifth session of the first day of the festival, you’ll hear readings by Dallas Ray Bader, Beth Marie Michalska, and Sasha Hill.

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Poets @ Artfest V, Part 2

First hour of a two hour show featuring, from the second and third sessions of the first day of the 3-day Poets @ Artfest V poetry festival on June 29th, you’ll hear readings by Kate Marshall Flaherty, Ashna Asim, Billie Kearns, and Erin Boyce. Second hour of a two hour show featuring, from the remainder of the third session of the first day of the 3-day Poets @ Artfest V poetry festival on June 29th, you’ll hear readings by Judith Popiel, Ashley-Elizabeth Best, and Alyssa Cooper.

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Two Summer Poetry Festivals

First hour featuring, from the June 22nd Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Hillside Poetry Stage you’ll hear readings by Olivia Ows, then Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, a musical interlude by Kingston Symphony Orchestra violinists Julia McFarlane and Erika Sloos, and then a final reading by Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. Second hour featuring, from the first 2 sessions of the first day of the 3-day Poets @ Artfest V poetry festival on June 29th, you’ll hear readings by Jennie Marshall, Nadia Pacey, Kinman Young Tai, and Tim Murphy.

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Recent Open Mic Readings

First hour featuring, from the June 4th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic monthly reading, you’ll hear readings by Devin G.A., Gwen Whitford, Meg Freer, Cori Mayhew, Bob MacKenzie, Billie Kearns, Dale Tracy, Ben Charland, Lyle Merriam, Sasha Hill, Tia Lunn, Michael Casteels, Ken Chin, Allison Chisholm, Alyssa Cooper, Eric Folsom, Brent Raycroft, Jill Glatt, and Nadia Pacey. Second hour featuring, from again the June 4th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic monthly reading, you’ll hear readings by Bruce Kauffman, Jemma Dooreleyers, Lee-Ann Taras, Kinman, Michelle McTague, Devin G.A., Gwen Whitford, Meg Freer, Cori Mayhew, Bob MacKenzie, Dale Tracy, Ben Charland, Lyle Merriam, Tia Lunn, Michael Casteels, Ken Chin, Allison Chisholm, Alyssa Cooper, Eric Folsom, Brent Raycroft, and again Bruce Kauffman.

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Poets @ Artfest V, Part 1

First hour featuring, with Poets @ Artfest V coming up this weekend in its 5th year in that annual series, I’ve selected 6 readings from the first two sessions of the first day of the very first festival in 2015. In this hour, you’ll hear readings by Paul Kelley, Elizabeth Greene, and John Donlan. Second hour featuring, from again the original Poets @ Artfest in 2015, you’ll hear readings by Alyssa Cooper, David Pratt, and Susan Olding.

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Two Book Launches and an Open Mic

First hour featuring, from a June 3rd book launch and reading event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Ashley-Elizabeth Best reading from selected work, and John Barton reading from and launching his new collection of essays, memoirs, and manifestos, We Are Note Avatars. Following that, from the June 4th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic monthly reading, you’ll hear readings by Jemma Dooreleyers, Lee-Ann Taras, Kin Man, and Michelle McTague. Second hour featuring, from a June 6th book launch and reading event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Mark Bourrie reading from and launching his new book, Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre–Esprit Radisson.

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An Interview and Two Book Launches

First hour featuring a very recent telephone interview I conducted with Mary Lee Bragg, with her recently released collection of poetry called ‘The Landscape That Isn’t There’, and ahead of her upcoming appearance with it at Poetry @ Artfest V in just 2 weeks. Following that, from a June 1st launch and reading event featuring 2 novels at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Nancy Jo Cullen with her ‘The Western Alienation Merit Badge’, and Becky Blake with her ‘Proof I Was Here’. Second hour from from a May 30th book launch and reading event, you’ll hear Therese Greenwood discussing her book about the Fort McMurray wildfires, ‘What You Take With You’.

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